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Sugar intake during pregnancy linked to childhood allergy, asthma

14 July, 2017

A new study has found that high intake of sugar during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in children.


Autism risk: fever during pregnancy link

05 July, 2017

The risk of a child being born with autism increases 40% in pregnant women who experience fever during their second trimester.



‘Last-drink’ laws reduce violence

10 January, 2016 by Corin Kelly

With single punch deaths on the rise, states and territories are grappling to put in place tougher measures to reduce alcohol-fueled violence. This report from Kypros Kypri, University of Newcastle, looks at the current situation around the country.



Mater Brisbane Upgrades Virtual Desktops with Nutanix-Citrix

05 August, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Mater Health Services Brisbane has upgraded its IT infrastructure to meet growing demands for its network of 2,000 virtual desktops which will number 5,000 units in hospitals, clinics, remote sites and on ruggedised devices in the field over the next 18 months.


New Hope for Treatment of Mild Alzheimers

23 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

A drug developed by US pharmaceutical company Lilly has shown evidence of slowing the worsening of the disease. Current treatments for Alzheimer’s can alleviate symptoms but don’t slow underlying disease progression.


Is 2015 Shaping Up to be Our Worst Flu Season?

29 June, 2015 by Sharon Smith

This year’s flu season is being hyped to be the worst yet, according to numerous reports distributed throughout medical and public media.


Busselton Health Campus Celebrates Opening

04 March, 2015 by Sophie Blackshaw

Busselton in Western Australia has just celebrated the opening of the city's comprehensive new health campus.


Consultation Process Launched to Discuss NDIS Standards

17 February, 2015 by Petrina Smith

Public consultation has been launched by the COAG Disability Reform Council to discuss quality and safeguards for the NDIS.


Real-time Prescription Monitoring Welcomed

17 November, 2014 by Sophie Blackshaw

With more Victorians dying each year from prescription drug overdoses than on the state's roads, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Victorian Branch has welcomed the Victorian Coalition’s pledge to develop a real-time prescription monitoring service.


Laundering microfibre cleaning cloths

11 November, 2014 by ahhb


Stents In Trial For Superficial Femoral Artery Disease

23 September, 2014 by Sophie Blackshaw

The Journal of Endovascular Therapy has established that the use of stents has improved management and outcomes of coronary artery disease, and clinical trials are now attempting to prove the same will be true for superficial femoral artery disease.


Emergency Department Nurses are a Special Breed

22 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith


Cell Discovery Brings Blood Disorder Cure Closer

14 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A cure for a range of blood disorders and immune diseases is in sight, according to scientists who have unravelled the mystery of stem cell generation.


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